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    "Weekly Weasyl" Feature Section

    So I was reading a little bit in the thread that was talking about this place being a general art site. For some reason, it triggered an idea and... well here it is. :B This isn't necessarily an idea to redefine Weasyl or anything. I just think it'd be a great way to garner some attention to Weasyl. Sorry if this had been suggested already, but I hadn't found it already on the forums.

    Has the staff considered a feature section? The "daily deviation" of Weasyl, except weekly or something... like a "Weekly Weasyl" (insert picture of shiny statue award called a "Weekly Weasyl") if you will. This would promote the kind of art you guys want to encourage on the site, right? You could even have different section or subject material or something to that degree.

    Anyways, I think it'd be a great way to show what Weasyl is all about. If not that, I'm sure the users would like it, right? I would, personally. What do you guys think? :B

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    I spy an issue regarding porn "Wacky Weasyl Weekly" picks.

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    IT's going to have to be mod and admin selected.

    To keep the cycle going and to make sure as little porn get there as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshabi View Post
    I spy an issue regarding porn "Wacky Weasyl Weekly" picks.
    Hehahah, I get what you mean. |D

    Well, like I said, it'd be up to Weasyl what they'd want to promote. If it's porn, then... well, I think it'd go against their original path of making a general art site, I'd assume. All I'm saying is that it'd be a great way to put a face to what Weasyl wants. It'd be up to them what catagories they'd go with in the end, though. :U I don't run the place or anything, so hey.

    In addition or other than that, it's always great to spotlight some really good stuff, right? I think it'd be a fun feature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zeitzbach View Post
    IT's going to have to be mod and admin selected.

    To keep the cycle going and to make sure as little porn get there as possible.
    Agreed. Mod and Admin selected would be best. I would also suggest a suggestion box for users to pitch some features, but yes. Like you said.

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    I'd have to agree, personally. That and it'd be a great way for lesser known artists of enormous talent get noticed. Maybe we can have categories so that a broad range of art specialties get represented? I do like the idea of these being weekly. My question being; what mod will have this sort of free time? And I'm sure the cries of "BIAS BIAS" will arise. Maybe that's just me overlooking things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshabi View Post
    I'd have to agree, personally. That and it'd be a great way for lesser known artists of enormous talent get noticed. Maybe we can have categories so that a broad range of art specialties get represented?
    Yes! Agreed. Having catagories would encourage multiple artforms, thus encouraging the broadening the range of art you can find here.

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    It has been discussed by staff before. I know I've had at least 2 or 3 discussions with different possibilities. Like a spotlight on the tumblr and things like that. As always this is all my personal opinion and has no bearing on the current staff attitude but it's...difficult.

    One problem with such things is if it's staff only you have problems of staff favoritism. Even if we're neutral as possible and just picking things that we think have a lot of merit, we might still be blamed for such, or even have some bias. You tend to notice the things you like so...myeah.

    If it's got a lot of user input then you get popularity issues. It doesn't really support the unknown artist, which we don't really want to introduce another popularity contest on another art site.

    These problems aren't insurmountable, so there will probably be further discussion. those were just some worries that have come up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fay V View Post
    It has been discussed by staff before. I know I've had at least 2 or 3 discussions with different possibilities. Like a spotlight on the tumblr and things like that. As always this is all my personal opinion and has no bearing on the current staff attitude but it's...difficult.

    One problem with such things is if it's staff only you have problems of staff favoritism. Even if we're neutral as possible and just picking things that we think have a lot of merit, we might still be blamed for such, or even have some bias. You tend to notice the things you like so...myeah.

    If it's got a lot of user input then you get popularity issues. It doesn't really support the unknown artist, which we don't really want to introduce another popularity contest on another art site.

    These problems aren't insurmountable, so there will probably be further discussion. those were just some worries that have come up.
    omfg I'm on the same thought process as Fay_V! Someone pinch me, I'm acting like a mod!




    I would also suggest "let it be a ferret thing" but hohoho, I smell smoke coming out of that plan. But anyways, I don't know what to say in regards to the "Boo hoo staff favoritism". Bitches gonna bitch anyways, in some fashion or regard. I mean if it's a different artist every time and no repeats.... it'd be kinda hard to show favoritism. Unless you're talking about people who suck up to mods?


    Maybe you should make a secret "Behind the scenes" comity or something. And then when people cry "SCANDAL" you can flip a table over or something. I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fay V View Post
    It has been discussed by staff before. I know I've had at least 2 or 3 discussions with different possibilities. Like a spotlight on the tumblr and things like that. As always this is all my personal opinion and has no bearing on the current staff attitude but it's...difficult.

    One problem with such things is if it's staff only you have problems of staff favoritism. Even if we're neutral as possible and just picking things that we think have a lot of merit, we might still be blamed for such, or even have some bias. You tend to notice the things you like so...myeah.

    If it's got a lot of user input then you get popularity issues. It doesn't really support the unknown artist, which we don't really want to introduce another popularity contest on another art site.

    These problems aren't insurmountable, so there will probably be further discussion. those were just some worries that have come up.
    You could still put it to a vote as far as the staff goes, right? Instead of leaving it to one person, have the collective agree on a winner. As long as you're not featuring the same things over and over, I think that'd work out fine. :U. As far as popularity goes, maybe... don't feature them, because they don't need it as much? Or maybe keep some categories to unpopular artists? There's always gonna be a bit of a popularity curve for features, as great things usually garner attention. The feature system isn't gonna be flawless, that's for sure and someone will always have a problem with it, but I honestly can't think of a better way for Weasyl to promote artists. :B That's just my two cents, though. Hope you guys go with it in the end!

    Edit: Maybe a group of unbiased members of the site could help? Like Toshabi said, then you can blame them or something, hehahah.
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    I'm personally not so much of a fan of holding "contests" so much to determine a "winner" who gets to be featured.

    I tend to think what would work better in terms of a spotlight feature would be more in terms of an "Inside the Actor's Studio" thing where we seek out members of the community and ask them a series of questions regarding their work, be it drawing/painting/music/video/literature/sculpting what have you and offer a means for them to share their experiences with art of all kinds such as how they started, how they developed their "voice" and where they want to be.

    I feel like this would be beneficial not just for the user who gets featured but also a way for other members of the community to possibly get some general advice and inspiration that they can take out of it and apply to their own work and personal goals of what they want to do with their talents, as a hobby, career, or something in between. By treating it like that I think it would take the emphasis away from it being a "winning or losing" thing and more as something that is mutually beneficial for the person being interviewed and the community at large.

    In that respect I see this working. And I hope we can do something like this shortly. We just need to talk it over and iron a few things out in regards to how we'd like to approach something like this or if the majority of us even feel it to be a worthwhile endeavor.
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